Measles. This picture shows the “measly” appearance of a child who clearly
feels miserable. The disease is brief and self-limited for most children, and
the treatment is entirely supportive. The incidence of complications is higher,
however, than in other childhood exanthems. Otitis media is the most common.
Serious complications include bronchopneumonia and encephalitis, which may
cause permanent neurologic damage. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a
late sequela of measles.
Color Atlas of Pediatric
Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal
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